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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: Input Costs Continue To Escalate

Feed prices in the UK and the US have continued to increase this year, in response to concerns over supply shortages and quality.

In the past, high feed prices have resulted in a period of financial loss and discouragement for farmers. Livestock specialists are advising producers to remain cautious.

There are also concerns that a rise in grain prices will be followed by a steep rise in fertiliser prices.

Livestock farmers in the UK are being urged to consider alternative bedding such as oilseed rape straw, sawdust and woodchips, due to escalating straw prices.

Other alternatives such as canary reed grass and miscanthus, are new bedding materials.

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has set a new export record, sending 2.1 million metric tonnes of product to international markets for the first time in its nine-year history.

In the UK, Arla Foods has confirmed that it is to invest over £150 million in Arla UK’s new dairy on the outskirts of London.

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Beef From Market Cows: Palatability
The first of this three part feature from the Center for Research & Knowledge Management in the Department of Research, Education & Innovation at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association looks at the palatability of beef from market cows.
US Dairy Outlook - August 2010
Reduced cow numbers are being more than offset by increased output per cow, leading to rising milk production. Higher exports and rising domestic use will keep prices relatively firm. The immediate tightness in the butter market could be remedied by next year’s higher milk production, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) August 2010 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook.
US Feed Outlook - August 2010
The 2010 corn crop is forecast to be a new record, according to USDA Economic Research Service.
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* Company News

The World Nutrition Forum: Getting To The Forefront
AUSTRIA - Less than two months to go before the 4th World Nutrition Forum opens its doors, this time in Salzburg, Austria, to welcome more than 700 delegates from over 60 countries around the world.
* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: Nigeria Reports New FMD Outbreak

   Ireland

 » Dairy Open Days To Improve Performance
 » Teagasc National Agri-Environment Conference

   New Zealand

 » New Export Record Set By Dairy Giant Fonterra

   United Kingdom

 » UFU Call For Stable Prices At Milk Auction
 » Arla Invests In The UK
 » Selection In The Spotlight At The Dairy Event
 » Shortage In Feed Supplies To Hit Producer Margins
 » Will A Fertiliser Price Folllow Rising Grain Cost?
 » Animal Welfare In The Spotlight
 » The Great Milk Debate Returns
 » Factor In Costs At Milk Price Talks
 » Consider Livestock Bedding Options
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   Bangladesh

 » Suspected Anthrax Outbreak In Bangladesh

   United States

 » Growing Demand For US DDGS To Be Addressed
 » CME: Changes In Cattle Pricing Mechanisms
 » Weekly Outlook: What Price for Corn?
 » IDFA Opposes Mexican Cheese Tariffs
 » USDA Issues Final Rule Amending Fluid Milk Definition
 » CME - Determining The Value Of A Market Animal
 » Good Quality Water Essential To Any Cattle Operation
 » Take Action On Farmer And Rancher Bill Of Rights
 » Will Rising Grain Prices Effect Livestock And Poultry?
 » Forage Field Guide

   Australia

 » Fears Locust Poisons Might Pose Risk To Cattle

   Finland

 » Russia Lifts Some Finnish Meat Restrictions

   Norway

 » Battling Climate Change

   European Union

 » Puleva Dairy Acquires Lactalis
   India

 » IFFCO To Form Dairy JV With Foreign Company

   Netherlands

 » Johne's Disease: Young Cattle Spread Bacteria

   Canada

 » Pricing Silage

   Nigeria

 » Nigeria Reports One New Outbreak of FMD

   Saudi Arabia

 » Poultry, Cattle Producers Enrol For Saudi Agro-Food
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That's all for this week!

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